In this episode, David and Alan discuss "New Pulp" with Bobby Nash. We also take Random House to the woodshed for their new digital-first publishing contracts. More important, however, is the fact that Al finally bought a decent microphone. Woo hoo!
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We begin by contemplating the afterlife and the torment that awaits us.
Updates on our writing. Alan is writing "long short stories" and getting ready to do a new draft of a novel. Our collaborative novel is out to beta readers. David is still working on Atlantis, a fantasy novel collaboration with Ryan Span, and plotting a super secret project.
Obligatory Russell Crowe insult.
In publishing news: Random House has started some digital-first imprints and the contracts are bad. We kick them around for a while. For more information, check out John Scalzi's post.
Random House defend their crappy contract.
*Note- after the recording of this episode, Random House made some changes to their contract. Feel free to read them over and make up your own mind.
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Our guest is author Bobby Nash.
What is the current state of "New Pulp?" Is it still alive and well, or is it on the decline?
What is New Pulp? Can it be defined? What are the common characteristics?
How has e-publishing driven New Pulp?
Story length and pacing.
Who is writing or publishing New Pulp right now?
Who are some of the "classic" pulp writers?
What's happening with Bobby's work?
Nominated for Pulp Ark and Pulp Factory awards. Other writing projects. Comics and screenplays.
Writing for comics vs writing prose.
Advice for writers- if you want it to be your job, treat it like a job!
Find Bobby online at www.bobbynash.com and look for him at Con Nooga, Tennessee Mountain Writers' Conference, and Pulp Ark.
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